The Peace War Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Paul and Wili plan to do to the Authority's embobbling machine?

2. Who creates the first bobble outside of the Authority?

3. What does Della want to do with Kaladze?

4. About how long has the Authority been in power?

5. What do Wili and Paul say they need to create larger bobbles?

Short Essay Questions

1. What major intelligence problem does the Authority face during the battle, and what does Della recommend to solve it?

2. How does Wili predict where the embobbled tenement building will go?

3. Why are Paul and the others stopped on the road to the Authority enclave?

4. What fears do Mike and Allison express when the group returns to Paul's home?

5. What is Wili's assessment of the situation with Mike and Della?

6. How are Paul and the others able to travel to the Authority enclave in secret?

7. What sacrifice does Jill make for Wili?

8. Why does Mike decide to embobble himself?

9. Why does Avery believe the Tinkers should be wiped out?

10. How and why do Mike and Wili demonstrate their new bobble generator?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Wili experiences the most growth of any character over the course of the novel. Although he begins as an orphaned and miscreant youth, he becomes an important leader within the Tinkers and possibly the most influential thinker in the world.

1) Discuss Wili as a character at the time that he enters the story. What is his background and what are his character traits? Explain how he uses his considerably intellect at this time.

2) Describe the causes of Wili's reform as a moral person. Explain what initiates this change and discuss some examples of Wili's superior moral standing from events in the later parts of the novel.

3) Explain Wili's growth as an intellectual thinker and leader. Identify the point where he surpasses and takes over for Paul, and how and why he becomes recognized by others in the Tinker movement as an important leader.

Essay Topic 2

Jill is a computer program created by Paul for both practical and sentimental reasons. At the height of the final battle between the Tinkers and the Authority, she allows Wili to escape while sentencing herself to almost certain capture and destruction.

1) Discuss the reasons Paul had for creating Jill. Describe her sentimental importance to Paul, and the functional role she fulfills.

2) Explain some of the behaviors Jill exhibits which suggest she has become more than a simple program. Additionally, discuss the reactions other characters have to these behaviors.

3) After Jill sends Wili away to complete the embobbling program herself, the other characters discuss whether or not she was fully sentient and whether her actions constituted a sacrifice. Cite evidence from the book and speculate as to whether Jill was independently intelligent, whether she had real emotions, and whether her destruction constitutes a real sacrifice.

Essay Topic 3

The Authority is a world-spanning organization that maintains control over most of the globe through aggressive use of the bobbles, which it has exclusive access to. Although it ostensibly exists to maintain peace throughout the world, it also causes a considerable amount of human suffering and carries out various immoral acts.

1) Discuss what the Authority is, and how it came to power. Explain its organization, goals, and resources.

2) Describe the ways the Authority harms humanity through its restrictions on technology and its aggressive maintenance of the peace.

3) Explain how the Authority is able to maintain public support for its rule, despite its despotic activities and harsh restrictions.

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